02/01/06

New Orleans Social Club to Release Debut Album

The debut album from the New Orleans Social Club, a collective of legendary New Olreans-based musicians, is scheduled to hit stores April 4.

Sing Me Back Home was recorded in Austin, Texas, less than six weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, destroying the homes of many of the musicians in the New Orleans Social Club. The band features Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. of the Meters; Neville Brothers members Ivan (pictured), Cyril and Charles; and Raymond Webber, who has played with Harry Connick Jr.

The New Orleans Social Club is scheduled to make its concert debut March 18 at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

Sing Me Back Home was recorded in just seven days and features guest appearances from New Orleans musicians including Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Henry Butler, Troy (Trombone Shorty) Andrews, the subdudes, the Mighty Chariots of Fire, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and John Boutte. The album contains the music of Curtis Mayfield, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint and Annie Lennox, among others.

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